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Luxuries Quotes

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Love and compassion are necessities, not luxuries.
Without them humanity cannot survive.
- Tenzin Gyatso, the 14th Dalai Lama

Related topics: Inspirational Life Human-Nature Psychology Buddhist

Most of the luxuries, and many of the so-called comforts of life
are not only not indispensable,
but positive hindrances to the elevation of mankind.
- Henry David Thoreau

Give me the luxuries of life
and I will willingly do without the necessities.
- Frank Lloyd Wright

Inflation is bringing us true democracy.
For the first time in history, luxuries and necessities
are selling at the same price.
- Robert Orben

 

Give us the luxuries of life, and we will dispense with its necessaries.
- John Lothrop Motley

On a low-budget film, you don't have all the luxuries.
- Lukas Haas

Schools used to fund-raise for luxuries,
like a trip to the water slides.
Now, we fund-raise for things we have to have.
- Kirk Gibson

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Men aren't necessities.
They're luxuries.
- Cher

I have two luxuries to brood over in my walks,
your loveliness and the hour of my death.
O that I could have possession of them both in the same minute.
- John Keats

It was luxuries like air conditioning that brought down the Roman Empire.
With air conditioning their windows were shut,
they couldn't hear the barbarians coming.
- Garrison Keillor

You take away all the other luxuries in life,
and if you can make someone smile and laugh,
you have given the most special gift:
happiness.
- Brad Garrett

Playing Christ, I began to feel shut away from the world.
A newspaper became one of my biggest luxuries.
I noticed that some of my close friends began treating me with reverence.
- Max von Sydow

It has been well said that tea is suggestive of a thousand wants,
from which spring the decencies and luxuries of civilization.
- Agnes Repplier

The city has to do what any citizen or family does,
when you have a dream.
You tighten your belt.
You sacrifice some luxuries.
Above all, you don't waste a dime.
- Laura Miller

We have no right to luxuries while the poor want bread.
- Thomas Day

It is common to distinguish necessaries,
comforts, and luxuries; the first class including all
things required to meet wants which must be satisfied,
while the latter consist of things that meet wants
of a less urgent character.
- Alfred Marshall

We act as though comfort and luxury
were the chief requirements of life,
when all that we need to make us really happy
is something to be enthusiastic about.
- Charles Kingsley

Not many architects have the luxury to reject significant things.
- Rem Koolhaas

The saddest thing I can imagine is to get used to luxury.
- Charlie Chaplin

Ikea people do not drive flashy cars or stay at luxury hotels.
- Ingvar Kamprad

Many baseball fans look upon an umpire as a sort of
necessary evil to the luxury of baseball,
like the odor that follows an automobile.
- Christy Mathewson

To me luxury is to be at home with my daughter,
and the occasional massage doesn't hurt.
- Olivia Newton-John

War has become a luxury that only small nations can afford.
- Hannah Arendt

A point of view can be a dangerous luxury when substituted
for insight and understanding.
- Marshall McLuhan

Which is why I felt I was truly blessed this year,
with leads in two nice films, and also the luxury of
being able to do a studio film and an independent afterwards was fantastic.
- Rachel True

Too many people in the modern world view poetry as a luxury,
not a necessity like petrol.
But to me it's the oil of life.
- John Betjeman

The knowledge of the ancient languages is mainly a luxury.
- John Bright

Luxury!
more perilous to youth than storms or quicksand,
poverty or chains.
- Hannah More

Howard Hughes was able to afford the luxury of madness,
like a man who not only thinks he is Napoleon but hires an army to prove it.
- Ted Morgan

As a writer, you can't allow yourself the luxury of
being discouraged and giving up when you are rejected,
either by agents or publishers.
You absolutely must plow forward.
- Augusten Burroughs

It's a luxury being a writer, because all you ever think about is life.
- Amy Tan

There is luxury in self-reproach.
When we blame ourselves, we feel no one else has a right to blame us.
- Don Marquis

Advertising is the genie which is transforming America into a place of comfort,
luxury and ease for millions.
- William Allen White

The great majority of men, especially in France,
both desire and possess a fashionable woman,
much in the way one might own a fine horse -
as a luxury befitting a young man.
- Stendhal

Luxury must be comfortable, otherwise it is not luxury.
- Coco Chanel

But I have had the luxury of working on good films with great people.
- Patricia Clarkson

Love is like any other luxury.
You have no right to it unless you can afford it.
- Anthony Trollope

One does afford oneself the luxury to come into the studio and all day,
every day, spend one's life making aesthetic propositions.
What an immense luxury.
- Anish Kapoor

I was brought up in the modern world of all the luxury
and the highlight of show business.
I was born into a Christian home.
- Cat Stevens

But that's one of the nice things about doing a stage show,
if something doesn't work out, you have the luxury
of working on it over time.
- Bea Arthur

Literature is a luxury; fiction is a necessity.
- Gilbert K. Chesterton

Pain adds rest unto pleasure, and teaches the luxury of health.
- Martin Farquhar Tupper

It's easy to sit in relative luxury and peace and pontificate
on the subject of the Third World debts.
- Roger Moore

On the soft bed of luxury many kingdoms have expired.
- Andrew Young

I think I'd like to stay anchoring because,
number one, I'm learning a lot, and I love it when I'm learning.
And number two, I also have the luxury of a stable life.
- Linda Vester

I think that anyone who's pushed to do the very best
that they can is privileged.
It's a luxury.
- Twyla Tharp

I grew up thinking of snow as a luxury you visit.
- John Landis

I would still like to have that luxury,
to be able to just sit and draw for hours and hours and hours.
In a way, that's what I do as a writer.
- Amy Tan

Utility is when you have one telephone,
luxury is when you have two, opulence is when you have three -
and paradise is when you have none.
- Doug Larson

Contemplation seems to be about the only luxury that costs nothing.
- Dodie Smith

Though I love the luxury of the Waldorf Towers,
room service there doesn't do soul food.
- Sammy Davis, Jr.

Every luxury must be paid for, and everything is a luxury,
starting with being in this world.
- Cesare Pavese

For the first time, I lived alone...
in a luxury apartment on Sunset Strip.
For a few days I loved the idea, but I got lonely and restless.
- Patty Duke

Poverty wants some, luxury many, and avarice all things.
- Lucius Annaeus Seneca

Class structures are a luxury that we cannot afford.
- H. Rap Brown

The rights of the individual are greatly prized in the developed world,
but in many other regions they are considered a luxury
reserved for the impossibly wealthy.
- Silvia Cartwright

The greatest luxury is being able to go to movies and
plays now and then in the afternoons.
- Robert MacNeil

It's an amazing luxury to say I'm 31 years old and
I'm gonna take a year off.
That's pretty amazing.
- Sarah McLachlan

Luxury is an enticing pleasure, a bastard mirth,
which hath honey in her mouth, gall in her heart,
and a sting in her tail.
- Francis Quarles

What house, bloated with luxury, ever became prosperous
without a woman's excellence?
- Sophocles

By rendering the labor of one, the property of the other,
they cherish pride, luxury, and vanity on one side;
on the other,
vice and servility, or hatred and revolt.
- James Madison

Socialist democracy is not, a luxury and its need is
not limited to the most advanced industrial countries.
- Ernest Mandel

Elegance is not a dispensable luxury but a factor that
decides between success and failure.
- Edsger Dijkstra

I have the luxury of being a little boy...
To me, the most important thing in life is to be a human being.
Second is acting.
- Peter Stormare

Back then, the excise tax was designed to be a luxury
tax for people who owned telephones.
- Mike Fitzpatrick

Reading is my greatest luxury.
- Louise Brown

Luxury may possibly contribute to give bread to the poor;
but if there were no luxury,
there would be no poor.
- Henry Home

This country cannot afford the deceptive luxury of
waging defensive warfare.
- James Forrestal

One must be poor to know the luxury of giving!
- George Eliot

Luxury ruins republics; poverty, monarchies.
- Charles de Montesquieu

I've got the luxury to tailor make the songs so I can sing them.
- Glenn Tipton


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